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Spring CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Peter Gotcher

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM (PDT)

Spring CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Peter Gotcher

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Peter Gotcher
Independent Venture Investor
Chairman, Dolby Laboratories
Chairman & Co-Founder, Topspin Media Inc

Director, Pandora, Line6, and Trion Worlds


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invites you to attend our upcoming CIE Speaker Series featuring speaker Peter Gotcher on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. 
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
6:30-7:00 pm Check In/Registration & Complimentary Desserts
7:00-8:30 pm  Program
Recital Hall
Parking available in the Parking Structure (permits required on campus until 8 pm)
About Our Speaker:

Peter Gotcher is an independent venture investor focusing on investments in digital media companies.  He is Chairman of Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) and Chairman of Topspin Media, Inc., which he co-founded in 2007. He also serves on the boards of Pandora (NYSE:P), Line6 and Trion Worlds.

Peter founded Digidesign Inc. in 1984 and served as its President, CEO and Chairman.  Digidesign became the world’s leading manufacturer of Digital Audio Workstations and completed a successful Initial Public Offering in December of 1993 (NASDAQ: DGDN).  Digidesign was acquired by Avid Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)  in January of 1996, and Peter remained as the General Manager of Digidesign and an Executive Vice President of Avid until May of 1996, and served on the company’s board of directors until 2001. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Peter accepted the Technical Achievement Grammy in honor of Digidesign’s contributions to the recording industry.  Digidesign also received an Oscar from the Motion Picture Academy in 2004.  In 2010, Peter was awarded the Philo Farnsworth Lifetime Achievement Emmy award.

Peter became a technology-focused venture capitalist upon joining Institutional Venture partners as a Venture Partner in 1997. In 1999 he was a founding Venture Partner with Redpoint Ventures of Menlo Park, California, a leading Silicon Valley technology venture capital firm.  Peter is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Berklee College of Music.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated with a BA degree with University Honors in 1981. 




In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to: Linda Jenkins via email at at least 7 days prior to the event.



"The presence of a guest speaker on the campus of SCU does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement by the University of the views expressed by the guest speaker or by anyone else present at the event"

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When & Where

Santa Clara University
Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM (PDT)

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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is at the global nexus of high-technology industry, venture capital, and entrepreneurial talent.  Santa Clara's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) strives to foster, promote, and strengthen this talent locally and globally by leveraging a unique combination of strengths and advantages:  our ideal location; a 450-year Jesuit educational tradition; state-of-the-art facilities; and distinguished faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

The CIE helps prepare students for entrepreneurial leadership through a variety of opportunities within diverse organizational settings. 

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About CAPE:

The California Program for Entrepreneurship is an initiative of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.  The CAPE accelerator provides education and mentoring to emerging entrepreneurs to help them develop and grow businesses that will contribute to the growth and well-being of the California economy.  During CAPE's first five years, 2010-2014:

-1,200+ Applications Received
-216 Accepted to the Program
-163 Participants Enrolled in CAPE
-141 Entrepreneurs Representing 117 Ventures Have Graduated from CAPE 

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